"A Lonely September" as written by and Tom Higgenson....
I'm sitting here all by myself
Just trying to think of something to do
Trying to think of something anything
Just to keep me from thinking of you
But you know its not working out
Cause your all that's on my mind
One thought of you is all it takes
To leave the rest of the world behind
Oh

I didn't mean for this to go as far as it did
And I didn't mean to get so close
And share what we did
And I didn't mean to fall in love
But I did
And you didn't mean to love me back
But I know you did

I'm sitting here trying to convince myself
That your not the one for me
But the more I think
The less I believe and then the more
I want you here with me
You know the holidays are coming up
I don't want to spend them alone
Memories of x-mas time with you
Just kill me if I'm on my own
Oh

And I didn't mean for this to go as far as it did
And I didn't mean to get so close
And share what we did
And I didn't mean to fall in love
But I did
And you didn't mean to love me back

I know its not the smartest thing to do
We just can't seem to get it right
But what I wouldn't give to have
One more chance tonight
One more chance tonight

I'm sitting her trying to entertain
Myself with this old gutair
But with all my inspiration gone
Its not getting me very far
I look around my room and everything I see
Reminds me of you
Oh please baby won't you take my hand
We got nothing left to prove

I didn't mean for this to go as far as it did
And I didn't mean to get so close
And share what we did
And I didn't mean to fall in love but I did
And you didn't mean to love me back
But I know you did

And I didn't mean to meet you then
When we were just kids
And I didn't mean to give you chills
The way that I kiss
And I didn't mean to fall in love
But I did
And you didn't mean to love me back
But I know you did

Don't say you didn't love me back
Cause you know you did
No you didn't mean to love me back
But you did


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"A Lonely September" as written by Tom Higgenson

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    General CommentThis song is sad - the singer is expressing his feelings for someone he still loves dearly, but knows that having a relationship with that person will not work out.

    "One thought of you is all it takes
    To leave the rest of the world behind"

    I love this part, because it shows deeply he has fallen in with this girl, and she is truly the only thing that he can think about. She is his obsession, as he once was, too. She means the world to him, and once he meant the same to her, and the most painful part is that he knows this - and he knows that she doesn't feel this way anymore, even though he wishes that she did. This is shown in these lyrics as well:

    "And I didn't mean to fall in love, but I did
    And you didn't mean to love me back
    But I know you did"

    The title of this song is "A Lonely September." This can be taken literally, as in: it is now September, and he is this situation. However, a more metaphorical meaning I drew from it was this: In school, businesses and generally many people's lives, September is the month of beginnings, where the cycle of their life begins anew. He is back to a beginning, when he was single and didn't have his love, and it is a lonely feeling.

    This song has an incredible amount of meaning to me. The title itself has vast meaning, both literal and figurative. It is September, and the person that I loved, and still love, broke up with me. A lonely month indeed - and a lonely way to begin another year at college.

    The lyrics feel like they are perfect for us - because I know that she loved me once, loved me so much. I meant everything to her. I was her world. In short, I was everything that she still is to me, now.

    "I'm sittin' here tryin' to convince myself
    that you're not the one for me
    but the more I think, the less I believe it
    and the more I want you here with me"

    One day, I'll believe it.


    redvalkyrieon September 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad, i cryed the first time i heard it. its about breaking up, and all the different feelings that you go through when you are trying to deal with being dumped. It seems really personal to him, and that is why its so good
    iheartpunkrockon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentplain white t's are so amazing and this is such a good song! its so sad though but so true!
    punkrockprinceson August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a great song. It's very real and thats why i like it, but its so sad!
    Taryn8885on August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMan, I love this song. It's so sad and wonderful and it's perfect. The sound of it is great as well as the lyrics. These guys rock!

    Only problem I have is how it's listed as "a loney spetember" on here.
    Misheson August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentman this song is amazing- lyrics fit perfectly with what im goin through
    Same_ol_con August 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenta wonderful slower song by PWT. I love it. these guys rock and I have been waiting for them to blow up big time. it better happen
    fuccion October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing and it just reminds me so much of my one ex (first boy I ever loved and all that blah-y nonsense). It sucks when you realize that you've fallen in love beyond your control, and then one day it just gets ripped away for whatever reason. No matter how many times you (both) try to fix things.. eventually you just have to realize it's not going to work and that moment just sucks beyond belief. I think after a while you try to think of all the possible reasons why it went wrong.. one of which being you met too early in life ("I didn't mean to meet you then, when we were just kids") and.. yeah. It's just a really great song, lyrics and musicwise.
    baptismbyfireon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, It reminds me of one of my ex's and stuff. I'm a punk kid but I have a dab of emo in me and this song hits it right where it feels so good but so hard at the same time.
    Starloreon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthectic song... amazing lyrics

    "and I didn't mean to meet you then, when we were just kids"
    downway_devilleon March 07, 2003   Link

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